06-27-2013 09:05 PM
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  1. Riley McCann's Avatar
    I have a Droid DNA, and have been wanting to root it, but have some questions on the subject. First, I want to know.If it can be undone, or at least disguised, because.I am well aware of the fact that it voids it's warranty. Second, I want to know if it is worth it or not.
    If you have anything to say on the subject I would gladly appreciate it.

    Thanks!!!
    01-29-2013 07:42 PM
  2. Irvgotti's Avatar
    I have a Droid DNA, and have been wanting to root it, but have some questions on the subject. First, I want to know.If it can be undone, or at least disguised, because.I am well aware of the fact that it voids it's warranty. Second, I want to know if it is worth it or not.
    If you have anything to say on the subject I would gladly appreciate it.

    Thanks!!!
    Well worth it. Yes you can go back to stock. One guy stated that it says relocked once you relock it. I've sent back two DNAs that I didn't lock back. No problems.

    Rooting is sweet. Def gets rid of that dumb WiFi and NFC notification. Aosp is almost ready (cm10) you can download a camera mod, battery saving ROMs, and other things. I always have to root my phone. Plus you can over clock the CPU. Use the volume keys to take pictures . A kernel that allows you to swipe the 3buttons to wake or turn off the screen. Its not hard to root. All the directions are over at xda/rootzwiki . If you do root. Install the regular recovery. Most ROMs are tested in that recovery and not touch recovery.(DNA) its a lot better to root so you can get all that VZW and amazon stuff off. Some roms bring back the friend stream apk. And the HTC j butterfly widget. I'm not a fan of that stuff when I have the choice of aosp/desensed ( nova launcher) also the 3 dots (legacy buttons I think that's tgr name) are gone. You get an option under the display and gestures to set the multi task button to do various things. I have mine set to where if you hold it, its like pressing the menu. Right now my favorite ROM is the 320dpi. It hasn't been updated in awhile. Viper and super charged are excellent ROMs as well. Hope this helps

    Sent from my HTC6435LVW using Android Central Forums
    01-29-2013 10:06 PM
  3. Linebarrel86's Avatar
    I'm looking into rooting as soon as the unofficial Cyanogenmod is ready over on XDA. The guy is making great progress, only about 5 or so things aren't working yet. I guess he'll have it ready to go in a week or so.
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    01-29-2013 10:52 PM
  4. Irvgotti's Avatar
    I'm looking into rooting as soon as the unofficial Cyanogenmod is ready over on XDA. The guy is making great progress, only about 5 or so things aren't working yet. I guess he'll have it ready to go in a week or so.
    If u haven't rooted yet. I'd download all the stuff that you will need to root. Takes a while to download the files . Like an hr or 2 .

    Sent from my HTC6435LVW using Android Central Forums
    01-29-2013 11:40 PM
  5. 1dtb's Avatar
    How much memory do these new programs free up?


    Your phone is only as Smart as you are
    01-30-2013 06:20 AM
  6. croppz's Avatar
    Root it. Its basically like having full control over your pc. You bought the phone yourself right? You deserve to have full control. This isnt apple where Steve Jobs' ghost tells you no you cant do this even if youre jailbroken. I know people who have sent in rooted phones and got a replacement. So im pretty sure they arent too thorough with their checks.

    Sent from my HTC6435LVW using Android Central Forums
    01-30-2013 06:38 AM
  7. Irvgotti's Avatar
    How much memory do these new programs free up?


    Your phone is only as Smart as you are
    Its the same. Because you will need to have a back up of a ROM just in case you mess something up. But some ROMs are lite. The ROM ie using is only 300+ mb some are 500mb.

    Sent from my HTC6435LVW using Android Central Forums
    01-30-2013 07:31 AM
  8. orlanka's Avatar
    Having this phone since launch, I still haven't found a need to root it. By adding Apex, I'm able to fill the gaps that Sense leaves and the 'bloatware' that can't be disabled isn't much of a nuisance (I do actually use My Verizon). If someone can get Wallet running or really show significant performance enhancements I may reconsider. That said, I get my crack flashing fix on my GNex and that may be another reason I am not tempted to root it yet.
    FD2 likes this.
    01-30-2013 09:26 AM
  9. FD2's Avatar
    Same here (no real reason to root) Being that you can disable/hide apps in stock sense. They have gotten rid of all the real reasons to root I had before (screen shots, WiFi tether, disabling apps and theming) Coming from the Droid 1>Incredible>TBolt>Rezound>GNex which were all root. I see no reason to do so at this point. The ROM's out there don't seem worth the hassle of unlocking the device and root.
    01-30-2013 11:24 AM
  10. jamdmyers's Avatar
    I was rooted but returned to stock, so that answers one question the op had, BUT once you relock your bootloader it will say 'tampered', will this void warrenty maybe but probably not since they rarely look. I returned to stock because some app will detect root and not run (Hulu + and TimeWarner steaming).. there maybe others. As some said above (there are other thread I inputted this on) there are few advantages to rooting at this time, sure some mods, maybe a bit of free space but it's not near what I had on my tbolt. Overclocking would be nice but this things runs pretty fast out the door..
    01-30-2013 06:01 PM
  11. Irvgotti's Avatar
    Oh also free WiFi tethering if foxfi doesn't work for you

    Sent from my HTC6435LVW using Android Central Forums
    01-30-2013 07:47 PM
  12. wernd's Avatar
    Does Google wallet work if you're rooted?
    01-30-2013 10:47 PM
  13. Irvgotti's Avatar
    Does Google wallet work if you're rooted?
    No it doesn't work (yet)

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Android Central Forums
    01-30-2013 10:48 PM
  14. Upstreammiami's Avatar
    Does Google wallet work if you're rooted?
    In sure when cm is out it will

    Sent from my HTC6435LVW using Tapatalk 2
    01-31-2013 07:00 AM
  15. jerrykur's Avatar
    I have rooted my previous phones, but have not found a reason to root the DNA. Cm10 might be a reason, but only if do not lose too many facilities. The loss of 4g with cm7 on my evo 4g was tough.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
    01-31-2013 09:29 AM
  16. croppz's Avatar
    I have rooted my previous phones, but have not found a reason to root the DNA. Cm10 might be a reason, but only if do not lose too many facilities. The loss of 4g with cm7 on my evo 4g was tough.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
    There are quite a few roms and kernals out that make this phone even better than it is. I didnt think I had a reason to root but there were a few issues I wanted to take care of by doing so.

    Sent from my HTC6435LVW using Android Central Forums
    01-31-2013 10:36 AM
  17. Riley McCann's Avatar
    I also heard that the DNA was a tricky phone to root, and if not done correctly I could end up bricking it. Should I be worried? I am a relatively good with technology, but never much more than recreational pc and Xbox mods. Can anyone who has rooted their DNA tell me what to expect, or do's and dont's so that I don't mess up?
    01-31-2013 11:33 AM
  18. Irvgotti's Avatar
    I also heard that the DNA was a tricky phone to root, and if not done correctly I could end up bricking it. Should I be worried? I am a relatively good with technology, but never much more than recreational pc and Xbox mods. Can anyone who has rooted their DNA tell me what to expect, or do's and dont's so that I don't mess up?
    Its easy. If you can follow step by step. Its easy. Also. I watched a video on YouTube. It helped me. Also. Keep the phone display on while rooting.

    Sent from my HTC6435LVW using Android Central Forums
    01-31-2013 12:39 PM
  19. croppz's Avatar
    I also heard that the DNA was a tricky phone to root, and if not done correctly I could end up bricking it. Should I be worried? I am a relatively good with technology, but never much more than recreational pc and Xbox mods. Can anyone who has rooted their DNA tell me what to expect, or do's and dont's so that I don't mess up?
    I did mine almost half asleep at 3am. You'll be fine. Just follow the steps to a T

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    01-31-2013 02:05 PM
  20. Riley McCann's Avatar
    if there are step by step instructions then I'm not worried at all. Thanks everyone!
    01-31-2013 02:52 PM
  21. mightyfacundo's Avatar
    if there are step by step instructions then I'm not worried at all. Thanks everyone!

    And if you feel like you'd rather not attempt it, hit up upstreammiami and he'll root it for you/ walk you through it. He didn't root my Bolt, but he did help out a bunch of other people, so I know he is very trustworthy.

    Sent from my HTC6435LVW using Android Central Forums
    Upstreammiami likes this.
    01-31-2013 04:27 PM
  22. streetstrip01's Avatar
    And if you feel like you'd rather not attempt it, hit up upstreammiami and he'll root it for you/ walk you through it. He didn't root my Bolt, but he did help out a bunch of other people, so I know he is very trustworthy.

    Sent from my HTC6435LVW using Android Central Forums

    He did my TBolt
    Upstreammiami likes this.
    01-31-2013 05:52 PM
  23. Upstreammiami's Avatar
    I also heard that the DNA was a tricky phone to root, and if not done correctly I could end up bricking it. Should I be worried? I am a relatively good with technology, but never much more than recreational pc and Xbox mods. Can anyone who has rooted their DNA tell me what to expect, or do's and dont's so that I don't mess up?
    There's no way you can brick your phone with htcdev.com root method I can guarantee it

    Sent from my HTC6435LVW using Tapatalk 2
    01-31-2013 05:57 PM
  24. Riley McCann's Avatar
    are the youtube videos on it from "DroidModd3rX" the way to go?
    01-31-2013 07:48 PM
  25. Spider210's Avatar
    There's no way you can brick your phone with htcdev.com root method I can guarantee it

    Sent from my HTC6435LVW using Tapatalk 2
    Do you still have to wipe the device in order to root?
    01-31-2013 09:02 PM
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